OVERVIEW
This title was originally published in Hyattsville, Maryland, from May, 1947 through December, 1953. The first publishers and editors were Don O'Reilly and Jimmy Quisenberry. Additional staff members included Roger Huntington and Walter A. Woron. Mr. Huntington contributed much technical material to many magazines from the 1950s through 1970s, and Walter Woron went on to join Petersen Publishing and helped run Motor Trend and Auto Sportsman titles.

Speed Age specialized in racing in the beginning, and it later expanded to include road tests of Detroit cars, hot rods, and other forms of racing. The tag line, an indication of how the publisher positioned the magazine, changed many times, but it took a weird left turn with "Man's Conquest of Time and Space" in the last few issues.

The title ceased publication in December, 1953. But the magazine got a new owner and new life after a five month gap. It was restarted in June, 1954 by Henry Scharf. Mr. Scharf owned other titles including Car Life and Sports Car Guide. No personnel carried over from the first publisher's staff.

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PUBLICATION DATA
Speed Age ranked number three in this time period among automotive titles that provided circulation details (behind Hot Rod and Motor Trend). It dropped to 6th place in 1955 and was in 9th place when the publication ceased in 1959. The publisher-reported average monthly net paid circulation ranged from 8,100 in 1949, climbed to 32,900 in 1954, and then started falling to 21,000 at the end.

CONTENT COMPLETENESS:
A total of 146 issues were printed from May, 1947 through December, 1959. All images are complete for this title except for 11/59.

May 1947
May 1947 Vol 1 No 1
June 1947
June 1947 Vol 1 No 2
July 1947
July 1947 Vol 1 No 3
Aug 1947
Aug 1947 Vol 1 No 4
Sept 1947
Sept 1947 Vol 1 No 9
Oct 1947
Oct 1947 Vol 1 No 6
Nov 1947
Nov 1947 Vol 1 No 7
Dec 1947
Dec 1947 Vol 1 No 8
Jan 1948
Jan 1948 Vol 1 No 9
Feb 1948
Feb 1948 Vol 1 No 10
Mar 1948
Mar 1948 Vol 1 No 11
Apr 1948
Apr 1948 Vol 1 No 12
May 1948
May 1948 Vol 2 No 1
June 1948
June 1948 Vol 2 No 2
July 1948
July 1948 Vol 2 No 3
Aug/Sept 1948
Aug/Sept 1948 Vol 2 No 4
Oct 1948
Oct 1948 Vol 2 No 5
Nov 1948
Nov 1948 Vol 2 No 6
Dec 1948
Dec 1948 Vol 2 No 7
Jan 1949
Jan 1949 Vol 2 No 8
Feb 1949
Feb 1949 Vol 2 No 9
Mar 1949
Mar 1949 Vol 2 No 10
Apr 1949
Apr 1949 Vol 2 No 11
May 1949
May 1949 Vol 3 No 1
June 1949
June 1949 Vol 3 No 2
July 1949
July 1949 Vol 3 No 3
Aug 1949
Aug 1949 Vol 3 No 4
Sept 1949
Sept 1949 Vol 3 No 5
Oct 1949
Oct 1949 Vol 3 No 6
Nov 1949
Nov 1949 Vol 3 No 7
Dec 1949
Dec 1949 Vol 3 No 8
Jan 1950
Jan 1950 Vol 3 No 9
Feb 1950
Feb 1950 Vol 3 No 10
Mar 1950
Mar 1950 Vol 3 No 11
Apr 1950
Apr 1950 Vol 3 No 12
May 1950
May 1950 Vol 4 No 1
June 1950
June 1950 Vol 4 No 2
July 1950
July 1950 Vol 4 No 3
Aug 1950
Aug 1950 Vol 4 No 4
Sept 1950
Sept 1950 Vol 4 No 5
Oct 1950
Oct 1950 Vol 4 No 6
Nov 1950
Nov 1950 Vol 4 No 7
Dec 1950
Dec 1950 Vol 4 No 8
Jan 1951
Jan 1951 Vol 4 No 9
Feb 1951
Feb 1951 Vol 4 No 10
Mar 1951
Mar 1951 Vol 4 No 11
Apr 1951
Apr 1951 Vol 4 No 12
May 1951
May 1951 Vol 5 No 1
June 1951
June 1951 Vol 5 No 2
July 1951
July 1951 Vol 5 No 3
Aug 1951
Aug 1951 Vol 5 No 4
Sept 1951
Sept 1951 Vol 5 No 5
Oct 1951
Oct 1951 Vol 5 No 6
Nov 1951
Nov 1951 Vol 5 No 7
Dec 1951
Dec 1951 Vol 5 No 8
Jan 1952
Jan 1952 Vol 5 No 10
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Feb 1952
Feb 1952 Vol 5 No 11
Mar 1952
Mar 1952 Vol 5 No 12
Apr 1952
Apr 1952 Vol 5 No 13
May 1952
May 1952 Vol 6 No 1
June 1952
June 1952 Vol 6 No 2
July 1952
July 1952 Vol 6 No 3
Aug 1952
Aug 1952 Vol 6 No 4
Sept 1952
Sept 1952 Vol 6 No 5
Oct 1952
Oct 1952 Vol 6 No 6
Nov 1952
Nov 1952 Vol 6 No 7
Dec 1952
Dec 1952 Vol 6 No 8
Jan 1953
Jan 1953 Vol 6 No 9
Feb 1953
Feb 1953 Vol 6 No 10
Mar 1953
Mar 1953 Vol 6 No 11
Apr 1953
Apr 1953 Vol 6 No 12
May 1953
May 1953 Vol 7 No 1
June 1953
June 1953 Vol 7 No 2
July 1953
July 1953 Vol 7 No 3
Aug 1953
Aug 1953 Vol 7 No 4
Sept 1953
Sept 1953 Vol 7 No 5
Oct 1953
Oct 1953 Vol 7 No 6
Nov 1953
Nov 1953 Vol 7 No 7
Dec 1953
Dec 1953 Vol 7 No 8
1954 to 1959